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Conversations with Christian Entrepreneurs to inspire and empower Christian Business Owners to walk strongly in their faith, WHILE build a thriving business that honours Him, in every way. This is another AmbitiousEntrepreneurNetwork.com Podcast.

The Christian Entrepreneurs Podcast Annemarie Cross: Brand & Communications Strategist; Chief Storyteller; The Podcasting Queen

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Conversations with Christian Entrepreneurs to inspire and empower Christian Business Owners to walk strongly in their faith, WHILE build a thriving business that honours Him, in every way. This is another AmbitiousEntrepreneurNetwork.com Podcast.

    18. KWE PODCAST LIVE RECORDING! - Q&A TALKBACK SESSIONS!

    18. KWE PODCAST LIVE RECORDING! - Q&A TALKBACK SESSIONS!

    Hello, Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs! 

    We are thrilled to release our latest podcast episode, where we dive deep into the critical balance between generosity and profitability in business. It's a dynamic, engaging conversation, packed with insights and wisdom, especially for kingdom-minded female entrepreneurs navigating the business world with faith and integrity. 

    In case you missed it, here are the top three takeaways from our discussion: 
    1. Balancing Generosity and Profitability:

    Build your business sustainably to offer sponsorships and generosity without compromising your financial health. 

    Set boundaries and clarify expectations to ensure your giving aligns with your business goals and values. 

    2. Importance of Clear Communication and Boundaries:

    Establish clear communication lines and intentions in all collaborations and partnerships. 

    Setting limits and being transparent can help in modeling healthy, professional behavior and maintaining respectful interactions. 

    3. Embrace Stewardship and Self-Care:

    Align your actions with God as the ultimate provider and emphasize generosity paired with wisdom. 

    Prioritize self-care and know that it’s okay to say no—ensuring you are filled before you pour out is crucial to avoid burnout. 

     
    Time Stamps - Snapshot:00:00 Christian business sponsorship challenges and dealing with takers. 
    03:32 Balancing financial support with profitable business model. 
    09:39 Essential lesson on clear communication and expectations. 
    12:28 Setting healthy boundaries is crucial for nurturers. 
    14:20 Set clear boundaries, learn to say no. 
    17:15 Handling client expectations with confidence and clarity. 
    23:05 Enable cooperation through strategic and firm communication. 
    26:48 Want to support others but get tired. 
    30:04 Recognizing victim, instigator, enabler dynamics in relationships. 
    31:53 Expressing gratitude for community support, offering reciprocity. 
    35:35 Seek healing and forgiveness to move forward. 

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    🙏 We express immense gratitude for the generosity of our KWE community. Your support and participation make these conversations impactful and transformative. Listen to the full episode for more insights and practical tips on thriving in business with faith at the forefront. 

    📬 Stay tuned for more Q&A sessions and feel free to post your questions for future episodes. Don’t forget to provide feedback on our Apple Podcast channel. Let’s continue to grow and support each other in our entrepreneurial journeys. 
    With love and gratitude,

    Fideliz Cruz & Annemarie Cross
     
    Connect with Fideliz Cruz and Annemarie Cross: 


    Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Website 


    Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Community 


    Podcasting With Purpose Website 

    Podcasting With Purpose Community 


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    • 38 min
    17. Health is Wealth: Boost Your Immunity and Thrive This Winter

    17. Health is Wealth: Boost Your Immunity and Thrive This Winter

    In this episode we're diving deep into the essentials of health and wellness specifically tailored for Christian business owners.  As the cold winter months approach, it's crucial to ensure that our bodies and minds are operating at their best.  
    Tune in for practical tips and actionable strategies that you can implement right away to boost your immunity and maintain your health.  
    We'll be covering:  
    Nutrition Tips: Discover the best foods and supplements to strengthen your immune system.  
    Exercise Routines: Learn simple exercises that keep you active and energized, even in the cold.  
    Mental Well-being: Find out how to manage stress and maintain a positive mindset during the winter months.  
    Faith and Health: Explore the connection between spiritual well-being and physical health, and how your faith can guide your wellness journey.  
    Don't miss this vital episode! Whether you're running a business, managing a team, or balancing multiple responsibilities, these tips will help you function at your optimum and thrive this winter.  
    Your health is indeed your wealth—let's make sure it's in top shape! 
     
    We’re so excited to share our latest episode of the Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Podcast with you! Grab your favorite cozy blanket and a warm cup of tea because this episode is all about boosting your immunity and thriving this winter. In this episode, we talk about the impact of cold weather on our health and immunity. We unpack natural ways to stay healthy, share personal stories, and offer practical tips to keep you thriving during the winter season.
    Fun Fact from the Episode:
    Did you know that putting onions in your socks can help alleviate coughing symptoms? Fideliz was amazed by this and plans to give it a try. Trust us, you don’t want to miss the details! 
    As always, we encourage you to seek guidance from the Holy Spirit and conduct your own research when it comes to health decisions. Remember, your body is a temple, and stewarding your well-being is essential to serving effectively. 
    We’d love to hear your thoughts! Drop us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know what you think. Your feedback not only helps us grow but also supports our mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs everywhere. Plus, don’t forget to check out Annemarie’s line of healing teas, Restore Roffa, perfect for this chilly weather!
    Stay warm, stay healthy, and stay blessed!
    With love and gratitude,
    Fideliz Cruz & Annemarie Cross
     
    Connect with Fideliz Cruz and Annemarie Cross: 


    Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Website 


    Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Community 


    Podcasting With Purpose Website 

    Podcasting With Purpose Community 


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    • 43 min
    16. How to Grow Your Business for Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs

    16. How to Grow Your Business for Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs

    In today's powerful session, we unpacked the art of niche mastery. We learned that homing in on your God-given talents can skyrocket your business to new heights. Remember, specificity is key – it's not just about serving everyone, but serving the right ones, confidently and aligning with your Christian values. We explored how personal branding rooted in authenticity transforms how you show up and connect with your clients. By living your core values, sharing your unique story, and embracing continuous learning, you can command higher rates and build lasting credibility.
    Whether you're starting to grow your kingdom-focused business or you're seeking divine guidance for the next steps, join us as we impart insights and practical advice to elevate your entrepreneurial journey.
    🎯 Key Takeaways for Entrepreneurs: 
    1️⃣Niche Strategy: Conquer the art of appealing to the right people! We discuss the transformative power of tapping into a niche that resonates with your Christian values and allows you to serve with purpose and passion.
    2️⃣ Personal Branding: Personal branding isn't just logos and color palettes; it’s manifesting your core values in every interaction. We dive into creating a brand presence that exquisitely mirrors your Christian principles and connects authentically with your audience.
    3️⃣Consistent Representation: Gain trust and build credibility as you represent your values across various platforms consistently. Learn how to communicate who you are and what you stand for, making sure your message lands with those meant to receive it.
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    Grace and peace to each of you, our cherished sisters-in-entrepreneurship. We’re overjoyed to deliver the latest news and soul-stirring insights directly to your inbox.
    In our latest episode, we delve deep into the roots of true business growth, anchored in faith and focus. We’ve packed this session with divine wisdom for defining your niche, living out Christian values authentically, and elevating your personal brand.
    We are thrilled to announce the birth of the KWE Sisterhood Alliance, a dynamic monthly group coaching and accountability initiative designed for you, the Christian woman entrepreneur on a mission for greatness. This Alliance promises to be a haven of support, empowerment, and shared wisdom.
    We’re passionately committed to nurturing this community, and your voices are the cornerstone. How are you growing your kingdom business? What insights have you gained from our episodes? 
    Bi-weekly, we'll continue to share the inspiration, strategies, and fellowship that fuel our journeys. In times of harvest and times of sowing, remember, it's not about having a crowd; it's about cultivating quality, kingdom impact.
    PS: If you're keen on starting a kingdom-focused podcast of your own or looking to increase visibility and impact, check out podcastingwithpurpose.com/kingdompodcast for Annemarie's expert tips!
    Blessings on your businesses,
    Fideliz Cruz & Annemarie Cross
    Connect with Fideliz Cruz and Annemarie Cross: 


    Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Website 


    Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Community 


    Podcasting With Purpose Website 

    Podcasting With Purpose Community 


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    • 44 min
    [Ep#407] Your Unique, Uncopyable and Unforgettable Brand leveraging Brand Archetypes

    [Ep#407] Your Unique, Uncopyable and Unforgettable Brand leveraging Brand Archetypes

    Hey it’s Annemarie. I recently shared this episode on one of my other podcasts – the Ambitious Entrepreneur Show, however because the topic is relevant for you as a Christian business owner, I thought I’d also share this episode with you too.  
    I hope you enjoy the show and I look forward to meeting you if feel the Roundtable Intensive is just what you need. I share more in this episode.  
    In this episode, I share my expertise on the power of brand archetypes and how they can help Christian business owners create a unique, unforgettable brand that resonates with their audience. I dive into the definition of brand archetypes, using her own personal blend of archetypes to illustrate how they can shape a brand's identity and messaging. I discuss how understanding and leveraging these archetypes can set entrepreneurs apart in the marketplace, positioning them as the choice versus just a choice for their ideal clients.
    Tune in to learn more about this transformative approach to brand development and how it can elevate your business.
    Now, onto the show. 
    Here are 3 Key Takeaways from this episode: 
    🔑Understand the Power of Brand Archetypes: Learn how to leverage 12 brand archetypes to create a brand experience that sets you apart from the competition and makes a powerful emotional impact on your audience.
    🔑 Position Yourself as the Choice: Discover how your unique blend of brand archetypes can differentiate your brand and influence how you show up, creating a truly transformative experience for both you and your ideal clients.
    🔑Join the Round Table Intensive: Take the next step in defining your unique, uncopyable, and unforgettable brand by joining the upcoming Round Table Intensive. Learn how to create a signature program that practically enrolls clients for you.

    RESOURCES:  

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    • 29 min
    15. How to Launch Your Podcast

    15. How to Launch Your Podcast

    Welcome to a brand new episode of the Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Podcast! Today's episode is an empowering guide filled with divine wisdom for all you aspiring podcasters out there. We're going to explore how you can seamlessly integrate a podcast into your brand's communication arsenal and ensure your voice is heard.
    Annemarie will guide us through developing a successful launch strategy and crafting a unique listener experience while emphasizing the significance of a compelling call to action. She'll offer invaluable insights and a helpful quiz at kingdomwomentrepreneurs.com that reveals the five foundational pillars crucial for a triumphant podcast debut.
    We're diving deep into the heart of podcasting—understanding "why" we're starting this journey and aligning our message with our audience to resonate and connect authentically. You'll hear firsthand about overcoming the common fears and resistance that many women entrepreneurs face, along with practical technical advice to get started without the overwhelm.
    Plus, Annemarie will share her revolutionary podcast profit formula, explaining how strategy, tactic, and uniqueness can amplify influence, impact, and income. She'll help us navigate the complete profit framework, from purposeful planning to powerful promotion, ensuring your podcast not only launches but thrives.
    So, whether you're here to find your podcasting feet or refine your existing platform, today's episode is your beacon. Get ready to transform your divine message into a kingdom-building powerhouse with the Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Podcast. Don't forget to stay tuned for more content, including a live session where Annemarie will turn the tables and interview Fideliz on launching a business. Now, let's usher in the wisdom and start crafting your podcast path.
    🎯 Key Takeaways for Entrepreneurs: 
    1️⃣Understand Your "Why": Before you hit that record button, knowing the purpose behind your podcast is crucial. Connect deeply with your message – it's the heart and soul of your content!
    2️⃣ Quality Matters: Invest in a good recording setup to ensure your content is heard loud and clear. But, don't let technical fears hold you back. The message is key, and sometimes, starting is the most important step.
    3️⃣Monetization Strategy: Annemarie reveals her podcast profit formula – a blend of strategy, tactic, and uniqueness to achieve influence, impact, and income. Plan with profit in mind and use your podcast as a pipeline to generate not just listeners but clients.
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    Are you ready to embark on a quest to launch your kingdom-focused podcast? Start by flying over to kingdomwomentrepreneurs.com and dive into our free community for more Christian business coaching insights.
    And don't forget, in a couple of weeks, you'll hear from Fideliz again but this time in the hot seat. Get excited for an episode loaded with entrepreneurial grit and God's glory!
    Keep an ear out for more golden nuggets and soul-stirring stories by subscribing to our podcast. And hey, if you've got a moment, we would LOVE to hear your thoughts on our Apple podcast channel.
    Stay blessed, stay driven, and let's make a heavenly impact together!
    With love and light,
    Fideliz Cruz & Annemarie Cross
    Connect with Fideliz Cruz and Annemarie Cross: 


    Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Website 


    Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Community 


    Podcasting With Purpose Website 

    Podcasting With Purpose Community 


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    • 36 min
    [Ep#406] A Journey of Faith, Resilience, Learning, and Purpose

    [Ep#406] A Journey of Faith, Resilience, Learning, and Purpose

    In this poignant conversation, I’m thrilled to welcome Adam Hempler, a dynamic entrepreneur who opened a Snooze Mattress franchise in Bloomington, Minnesota, against all odds. Adam's story is a testament to the power of faith, as he shares the incredible challenges he faced – from financial struggles and a cancer diagnosis to the physical toll of working long hours – all while experiencing the demands of opening and growing his business.
    If you've ever faced seemingly insurmountable barriers in your entrepreneurial journey, you'll find solace and strength in Adam's story.
    prepare your hearts and minds for an enlightening episode that not only nurtures your entrepreneurial spirit but also fortifies your faith walk.

    🌟 Here are 3 key takeaways from our latest episode:


    Faith as a Business Compass: Learn how Adam's belief in divine appointments guided him to find the right mentors and forge a successful path in his entrepreneurial journey.


    Resilience During Trials: Adam's story is a testament to pushing forward despite life's hurdles, including a cancer diagnosis, and how sheer determination and faith can lead to triumph.


    The Value of Humble Tasks: Get insights on the significance of daily routines, workplace humility, and the grounding effect of 'doing the simple work,' as part of long-term business growth and personal development.

    RESOURCES:  

    Take the Quiz: Build Visibility, Generate Leads & Enrol Clients with Ease with your Robust Customer Relationship-Building Nurturing Funnel  


    Subscribe to my weekly newsletter – The Influence Bulletin 


    Book a time to chat with Annemarie to find out how Annemarie and her team of experts can set up your client relationship-building funnel for you  


    Jump straight to these golden nuggets:
    03:58 Vegas trip, sis in Vegas, lymphoma diagnosis.
    09:24 Adversity shapes character, fostering resilience and growth.
    11:32 Perspective, faith, and focus bring elevation.
    14:42 Reflect on ego, surround yourself with experts.
    19:10 Embracing love, faith, and purpose in life.
    22:18 Prioritize simplicity, including quiet time with God.
    25:29 Growing God's kingdom through business and character.
    27:01 Jesus as a leader and authenticity.
    32:06 Importance of good mattress for quality sleep.
    33:24 Prayer for Adam's journey and business success.

    Contact Adam:


    eMail: adamh@snoozemattresscompany.com



    Website: Snoozemattresscompany.com



    LinkedIn: in/adam-hempler



    About Annemarie Cross:
    Dubbed “The Podcasting Queen,” Annemarie is recognized as an industry pioneer, launching her first co-hosted podcast in 2008 to be the voice of inspiration and hope amongst the deluge of ‘doom and gloom’ after the GFC devastated families worldwide.
    Over a decade on, she’s the author of Industry Thought Leader: How To Go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with a Podcast and continues to be the voice of inspiration to a global audience through her award-winning podcasts.
    Annemarie continues to live out her mission of ‘Changing the World – ONE Message at a Time’, with her own podcasts, as well as by supporting Professional Services Businesses (coaches and consultants) who are experts in their field (yet feel like they’re the world’s best-kept secret) go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with their own Thought Leader Podcast.
    Click here to access Annemarie's Industry Thought Leader Podcast Series to help you go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with a Podcast.
    Contact Annemarie:
    Website: www.ambitiousentrepreneurnetwork.com / www.annemariecross.com
    Twitter: @TheAmbitiousPod
    Facebook: @TheAmbitiousEntrepreneurShow

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    • 37 min

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A great podcast from an excellent interviewer

I enjoy listening to "The Christian Entrepreneurs Podcast" as I am a Christian writer. Being a writer these days involves building a platform and potentially becoming an entrepreneur and small business owner. I appreciate the guests, their Godly wisdom and their passion for what they do. Well done Anne Marie Cross!

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The Christian Entrepreneurs Podcast

I enjoy listening to Annemarie Cross interview passionate and engaging guests from around the country. She brings out the best in her interviewees, and they always have something new and interesting to share. Subscribe now if you want to grow!

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